The Office of Local Government has worked with other relevant government agencies to provide guidance on the operation of shared accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidance is targeted at shared accommodation facilities, including:
- boarding houses
- group homes
- supported accommodation
Its focus is on supporting councils and other regulators to work proactively with owners, proprietors and other services with the aim of preventing vulnerable residents becoming homeless, all while ensuring that standards for shared accommodation are maintained.
Outlined are also practical ways to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, visitors and staff involved in shared accommodation as well as the staff of councils, State agencies and community organisations that provide support.